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Gas Engineering Advanced Apprentice (E&I), Gas Transmission (Cambridgeshire) at National Grid

Gas Engineering Advanced Apprentice (E&I), Gas Transmission (Cambridgeshire)

National Grid St Neots Full Time
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About the role

The UK is on a journey to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Decarbonising the energy sector is vital to enable the country to make this transformational change. Here in Gas Transmission, we are at the very heart of enabling this transition and to deliver on this ambition we need to build a Net Zero Energy Workforce

The Gas Transmission Gas Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship (Electrical & Instrumentation) Programme is a 4-year apprenticeship, in which you will complete a BTEC and HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, whilst also working to a level 3 Gas Network Craftsperson apprenticeship qualification. During your time on programme you will be based at a local gas site, in which you will gain invaluable on-job experience to support you working towards your first post technician role. You will also spend time at National Grid’s high-class training centre in rural Nottinghamshire, gaining the knowledge needed to aid your on-job experience.

What you'll need

To be considered for this role you'll need to have enthusiasm and a willingness to learn, be passionate about tackling climate change along with a curious, questioning mind. You'll also need:

  • GCSE Maths, English Language and a Science GCSE at a 4/C and above PLUS one of the below
    • 2 additional GCSE's at a 4/C and above
    • BTEC equivalent in an STEM subject

You must hold a valid full UK car driving licence, or be willing to learn to drive and agree to secure a valid full UK car driving licence within 12 months after joining the programme or as soon as possible after your 17th  birthday.  

To live within a 60 minutes travel commute of Cambridgeshire (Peterborough/Cambridge/Huntingdon) Gas Terminals. More locations for this role are available and are listed below.

 Please note, to be eligible for this role, you must have achieved your qualifications before applying.

If you are relying on a qualification awarded by an educational establishment outside the United Kingdom as eligibility to join the apprenticeship, you will be required to provide evidence of the level of your qualification before we can progress your application. We accept evidence from UK ENIC (National Information Centre for the UK). UK ENIC is the official body entrusted by the UK Government with the provision of information and advice on the comparability of international qualifications with those in the UK.

You will only be able to apply for one role per programme (i.e. one advanced apprentice role) for this campaign. Please ensure you apply to your most preferred role. Those who apply for more than one will be withdrawn and asked to confirm their preference.

What you'll get

After all of this fantastic training and experience, you will want to spend the next few years putting this all into practice and continuing to build on your technical capability acquiring further technical certificates and qualifications.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will attain an HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and a level 3 Gas Network Craftsperson qualification, from there your opportunities within National Grid are endless, with a wide range of potential career options.

You will receive a starting salary of £19,098 as well as 25 days' holiday. You will also have access to a number of additional benefits such as a competitive pension scheme as well as free full board accommodation whilst at our academy and we’ll cover travel costs associated with your training too.


This opportunity is available at the Cambridgeshire (Peterborough/Cambridge/Huntingdon) Terminals but opportunities are also available at the below locations. Please ensure you apply to the correct location.

Lockerley, HampshireBacton, NorfolkSt Fergus, AberdeenshireAberdeen, AberdeenshireBathgate, West LothianWormington, Gloucestershire Nether Kellet, Lancashire Diss, CambridgeshireWooler, NorthumberlandBishops Auckland, County Durham 

This advert closes on Sunday 27th February 2022.  National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.


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